The sun comes up and the sun goes down
And the hands on the clock go round and round
I just wake up and it’s time to lay down,
Life gets teejus, don’t it.
My shoe’s untied, but, shucks, I don’t care
Cuz I recon I ain’t a-goin’ nowhere,
I’d brush my teeth and comb my hair
Just too much wasted effort.
The water in the well get lower and lower,
Ain’t had a bath in a month or more
I’ve heard it said and I’m sure it’s true
That too much bathing will weaken you.
Danged ol’ mule, he must be sick.
I jabbed him in the rump with a pin on a stick
He hunched his back, but he wouldn’t kick
Something cock-eyed somewhere.
Hound dog’s howling so forlorn Laziest dawg that ever was born
He’s howlin’ ’cause he’s settin’ on a thorn
Just too tired to move over.
Well, the cow’s gone dry and the hens won’t lay
And my well dried up last Saturday
My troubles keep pilin’ up day by day
And now I’m gettin’ dandruff.
Roof’s a-leakin’ and the chimney leans,
An’ there’s a hole in the seat of my old blue jeans
Now I’ve et the last of the pork an’ beans,
Just can’t depend on nothin’
Mouse is gnawin’ at the pantry door He’s been at it now for a month or more
When he gets through he’ll sure be sore
Cause there ain’t a dang thing in there.
Well, it’s debts and taxes and pains and woes
Aches and miseries and that’s how it goes
And now I’m getting a cold in my nose,
Life gets tasteless, don’t it.